I'm taking the plunge and changing my sewing identity. I started blogging and Instagramming just under three years ago, and I hadn't really got a specific focus at that time. I was a teacher in my 60s, and so the name was appropriate for me, as I began my journey. Things are different now. I … Continue reading New Year…. New brand
This is the third MakeNine I've put together, and so far I haven't completed one. Why bother? You may ask. Indeed, I agree, but even though I deviate and am distracted by other wants and desires, I quite like having this as a starting point and a framework for my plans. I remember saying very … Continue reading And so to this year… MakeNine 2020
I'm a bit late to the party with this, but it's time to present a review of my year of sewing in 2019. I have been sewing pretty constantly, usually with something "on the go", but I have also been more mindful of only sewing what I need, rather than producing one thing after another. … Continue reading Looking back in three nines.
I posted this on Instagram as soon as I had finished it, but it takes me a while to get to the blogging stage. I know that a lot of people have made Toasters already and so I know that it Is popular pattern. My wardrobe gap this Autumn/Winter was definitely a cosy sweater, and … Continue reading Raindrop Toaster
I really love the Dawn jeans pattern! This is my second pair of denim jeans, however, it is my fourth time of sewing a zip fly. Of all of them, the easiest to construct has been the Dawn. The pieces are the right size, the sewing steps were the easiest and the finished result the … Continue reading I love the Dawn (Sew many puns!)
Yes, I have joined the Zadie club. (If you remember, I joined the Ogden club too! I have been seduced by the visions of summer patterns!) I really fancied the idea of a jumpsuit, after seeing so many everywhere..... in the shops.... on the sewing blogs..... people wearing them..... etc. etc. I did my research … Continue reading Flashback to summer – I made a Zadie!
Do you put your summer clothes away in winter? I do. I know people who don't, and they cope with colder weather by wearing extra layers over their Willow tanks and Ogden camis. Well, that doesn't work for me. I must feel the cold more than people who do that, because I need all of … Continue reading Good by Summer; Hello Autumn
I have made an Ogden before, but that was for my daughter who loves wearing such strappy style tops. I haven't seen her wearing it as yet, because summer was just about over when I gave it to her last year, and this year... well she was pregnant for most of it! Anyway, having seen … Continue reading My very own Ogden
Before I get started on this, I must emphasise that I do like this pattern. I really do! It's just that old chestnut I keep going on about - sizing and fit. I like all of the Sew Over It stuff I've made, and I find the patterns easy to follow etc - that is, … Continue reading The Tale of the Ultimate Culottes
I have done a lot of sewing so far this year, but quite a lot was not for myself. In fact I started making baby stuff over a year ago, when I was awaiting the arrival of my elder granddaughter. I was keen to explore all of the possibilities of sewing for littlies. First up … Continue reading All things Baby